In order to preserve their freedom and independence.
The following colleges in the United States, in order to preserve their liberty and independence, do not accept grants from the federal government or participate in any federal financial-aid or student-loan program.
- Aletheia Christian College (Idaho)
- Bethlehem College & Seminary (Minnesota)
- Boyce College (Kentucky)
- Christendom College (Virginia)
- Faith Bible College (Maine)
- Grove City College (Pennsylvania)
- Gutenberg College (Oregon)
- Hildegard College (California)
- Hillsdale College (Michigan)
- Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (Tennessee)
- Monticello College (Utah)
- Mount Liberty College (Utah)
- New College Franklin (Tennessee)
- New Saint Andrews College (Idaho)
- Patrick Henry College (Virginia)
- Pensacola Christian College (Florida)
- Principia College (Illinois)
- Sattler College (Massachusetts)
- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kentucky)
- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Texas)
- Weimar University (California)
- Wyoming Catholic College (Wyoming)
Government aid comes with government strings, whether it goes directly to a school or directly to its students. To avoid these strings, a school must decline aid both to itself and to its students. That is, it must decline to participate in government-sponsored student loan and grant programs.
Most of the schools on the list refuse not only federal but also state and local government aid.
The list only includes traditional bricks-and-mortar institutions (no online or purely digital entities).
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Updated: June 15, 2023.
Published: December 2, 2017.
Author: Dean Clancy.